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STREAM Girls in Spring 2021

 

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. They can even earn a special patch while doing so! This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed. Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so girls can get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, CTU will provide Girl Scouts with the necessary gear, a STREAM Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over ten days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick-off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned. Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area
  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math
  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish
  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park
  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado
  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed!

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at the location mentioned in registration. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 20 participants. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout..

*Please note: this program is available for non-Girl Scouts. We encourage our Girl Scouts to invite a friend to join them!

Longmont, Starts April 1: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/april01_stream_girls.html

Larkspur, Starts April 29: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/april29_stream_girls.html

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

STREAM Girls: Grand Junction and Montrose

Register now for STREAM Girls programs and pick up your gear in Grand Junction or Montrose: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_ws_10_22_2020

Registration will close on Monday, October 19, 2020 OR when capacity has been reached.

Virtual kick off: Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual reflection: Sunday, November 1 at 3 p.m. via Zoom

Gear pick up at Canyon View Park, Grand Junction: Friday, October 23 at 4 – 6 p.m.

Gear drop off at Canyon View Park, Grand Junction: Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m.

Gear pick up at Ross Reels, Montrose: Friday, October 23 at 4 – 6 p.m.

Gear drop at Ross Reels, Montrose: Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m.

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, TU will provide Girls Scouts with the necessary gear, a Stream Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over 10 days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned.

Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area
  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math
  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish
  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park
  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado
  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed!

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction OR Ross Reels in Montrose.

Please indicate your pick up/drop off location upon registration. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 24 participants. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout. Please acknowledge any shared gear in registration.

Adults picking up gear on behalf of Girl Scouts will be required to complete a gear agreement upon pick up. Certificates of completion and patches will be distributed upon gear drop off. If using your own gear, certificates of completion and patches will be mailed after the program is complete. Please indicate if you are picking up supplies or using your own supplies.

As a self-guided event, Colorado Trout Unlimited and GSCO encourages Girl Scouts to complete this activity with their families. Please be sure to follow all state, county, and local public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Registration will close on Monday, October 19 OR when capacity has been reached. All waivers, pre-information, and log in information for virtual meetings will be provided for all participants via email after registration closes.

If picking up supplies and gear – all supplies will be packaged as a set and available during the gear pick-up; Certificates and patches will be presented upon gear return. Participants are welcome to use their own gear/equipment. Please use the list below when compiling your own gear/supplies. For participants not requiring a gear set, the Field Notebook and Macroinvertebrate Guide will be sent via email; Patches and certificates will be mailed to the address you provide upon registration.

Supply List:

  • Field Notebook and Macroinvertebrate Guide
  • Writing Utensil (Colored pencils are great to have, as well)
  • Wading Boots/Waders (If weather/water temperatures are warm enough, sturdy water shoes can be used)
  • Stopwatch (smart phones work great)
  • Something that floats (stick, ping pong ball, etc)
  • Calculator (phone works great)
  • Measuring Tape (at least 30’)
  • Bug net (Kitchen Strainer will work)
  • Collection Pan (Tupperware or small white buckets can be effective)
  • Magnifying glass
  • Small sorting tray (ice cube trays work well)
  • Fly rod, reel, and line
  • Fly tying vise
  • Fly tying tools
  • Fly tying materials for midge pattern including hook and thread.
  • Extra fly line for bracelet (Other material will work, as well)
  • Beads for bracelet activity
  • All girls must have current Girl Scout Membership

If you need to submit multiple registration forms, click the “back” button on your browser and make necessary edits and submit the form again for additional attendees.

There are no refunds for this event.

If you have any questions about this event or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Two pick up/drop off locations available:

  • Canyon View Park (730 24 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505)
  • Ross Reels (1101 Mayfly Dr., Montrose, CO 81401)

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouts learn about watershed conversation and the environment in Longmont

In partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) and Anadarko, a dozen Girl Scouts had the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Izaak Walton Clubhouse in Longmont. The goal of the event was to help girls develop an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employed STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math), plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream. CTU volunteers led Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. Girls also explored the natural area and recorded their thoughts and observations.

Special thanks to the Boulder Daily Camera for joining GSCO for this special event!

Colorado Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. With a grassroots base comprised of nearly 12,000 members in 24 local chapters across the state, CTU works both locally and statewide through advocacy, education, and on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information visit www.coloradotu.org.

STREAM Girls in Longmont and Montrose

Join us for STREAM Girls in Longmont and Montrose!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Izaak Walton Clubhouse, Longmont

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/stream_girls_14306547.html

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Ross Reels, Montrose

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/stream_girls_.html

This event gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Cost: $5/girl

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

At this event, TU volunteers will lead Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. The day also gives girls time to explore the natural area and record their thoughts and observations in their handbooks. Each girl will receive a STREAM Girls patch at the end of the day.

Light snacks will be provided throughout the day and participants should bring a nut-free sack lunch with them. A detailed packing list, liability waiver for CO Trout Unlimited, and other pre-information will be provided for all participants via email one week before the event.

This is not a drop off event, all Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girls attending with a troop leader must complete a Parent Permission form for a Girl Scout Activity that troop leaders will retain for their records. Adult-to-girl ratios must be met for girls attending as a troop. Parents, guardians, and troop leaders will supervise girls and assist with activities as needed.

Capacity for this event is 24 Girl Scouts. Registration will close on Tuesday, October 1 OR when capacity has been reached.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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Girl Scouts learn about watershed conversation and the environment

In partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) and Anadarko, 23 Girl Scouts had the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs. The goal of the event was to help girls develop an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employed STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math), plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream. CTU volunteers led Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. Girls also explored the natural area and recorded their thoughts and observations.

Several Girl Scouts from Lina Zimmer’s troop attended. They had a great time and couldn’t decide which activity they liked best.

“This outdoor STREAM was my favorite by far.”

“This experience brought to my attention the endangered Greenback Cutthroat Trout and need for watersheds.”

Colorado Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. With a grassroots base comprised of nearly 12,000 members in 24 local chapters across the state, CTU works both locally and statewide through advocacy, education, and on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information visit www.coloradotu.org.

24 Girl Scouts learn about watershed conservation and the environment

 

In partnership with Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) and Anadarko, two dozen Girl Scouts had the opportunity to serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Kassler Center in Littleton. The goal of the event was to help girls develop an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employed STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math), plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream. CTU volunteers led Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes in observing a stream, collecting flow data, sampling macroinvertebrates (aka aquatic bugs), fly tying, and fly casting. Girls also explored the natural area around Kassler Center and recorded their thoughts and observations.

Colorado Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. With a grassroots base comprised of nearly 12,000 members in 24 local chapters across the state, CTU works both locally and statewide through advocacy, education, and on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information visit www.coloradotu.org.